• 2019 March 26 16:27

    First LNG bunkering operations performed at Polish ports

    An operation of commercial bunkering with eco-friendly LNG fuel was carried out at the Tri-City ports. Vessels with the "fuel of the future" called at Gdynia and Gdansk last week. These were the first operations of this type in Poland, the Port of Gdansk Authorities says in a press release.

    LNG bunkering in Poland has become a fact. At both the Tri-City ports, a total of 72 tonnes of LNG fuel (42,800 Nm3) were pumped into the tanks of the "Fure Valo" and "Ireland" ships from four tank trucks.

    The opportunity to bunker ships with one of the cleanest types of fuel available in the market makes the ports of Gdynia and Gdansk another two "green ports" in the core TEN-T network. According to the directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, seaports in Poland are required to provide this type of service by the end of 2025 at the latest.

    "Our experts attended several dozen meetings, workshops, and conferences during which they shared their knowledge on LNG. Their professionalism, engagement, and factual input contributed to the establishment of regulations and procedures others can use today," comments Adam Meller, President of the Board of the Port of Gdynia Authority.

    "Polish ports are in their heyday at the moment. We are implementing huge investment programmes, winning new contracts. We are doing it all, firstly, in order to meet the current market needs, and secondly, to prepare for what the future may bring. One of the elements of this future are vessels fuelled by liquefied natural gas," explains Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority.

    Both ports have been preparing for the possibility of fuelling vessels with LNG for a long time. They have been carrying out rescue and fire-fighting drills and developing procedures and regulations, which made it possible to carry out the bunkering operations this month.
    By implementing the LNG bunkering service, the Tri-City ports respond to the needs of the market which, due to restrictions resulting from emission standards, is rapidly changing the technologies used in sea transport. As an eco-friendly fuel, during the combustion process, LNG emits fewer pollutants into the atmosphere than e.g. coal. Another advantage of LNG is the possibility of liquefying natural gas into LNG, as a result of which its volume decreases about 600 times, which leads to lowered storage and transport costs.

    Ships fuelled by LNG leave shipyards more and more often, which poses a seriouschallenge to ports in terms of handling these vessels. Currently, the Tri-City ports offer tank truck-to-ship LNG bunkering. In the future, an alternative solution will become available in the form of a mobile bunkering point using the ship-to-ship technology.




2019 August 24

15:44 Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm
14:42 Eastern Shipbuilding delivers the CAPT. JIM McALLISTER with a USCG Sub-M COI to McAllister Towing
13:26 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale yields more than $159m in high bids, continues Upward Trend Under Trump Administration USDoI
11:38 Grieg Star takes delivery Supramax vessel the Star Damon
10:58 DNV GL launches renewables certification operations in U.S.

2019 August 23

18:36 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa, Indian Ocean
17:55 Onezhsky Shipyard launches TSHD Yury Maslyukov
17:36 First CLEANBU wet-dry cargo switch with significant positive environmental impact
17:20 Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod sign agreement on construction of fourth and fifth nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
16:45 MPI Resolution started blade repair campaign in offshore wind farm
16:35 PIL’s fleet attains Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification
16:05 Botlek becomes Vopak's styrene hub
15:44 First-of-a-kind floating nuclear power unit Akademik Lomonosov leaves Murmansk for Pevek
15:23 CMA CGM will not use the Northern Sea Route
15:17 Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history
15:13 NOVATEK’s Board recommends 1H 2019 dividend
14:47 PGNiG Group posts more than PLN 22.6bn in revenue for H1 2019
14:16 BC Ferries supports whale research at Galiano Island
13:52 Marsden Point, New Zealand tops BIMCO Terminal Vetting Report
13:29 Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov entered Mediterranean Sea
13:08 Boskalis half year result 2019 tainted by offshore projects
12:34 Sevastopol Sea Port to be subsidized with RUB 54 million by municipal government
12:08 Bibby HydroMap commences second UXO survey for Vattenfall
11:40 Tests of unique replenishment system of Akademik Pashin tanker successfully completed
11:08 DP World Liège Container Terminal boosts eco-efficiency with Konecranes
10:55 Eesti Energia to use Klaipėda LNG terminal services
10:26 Hamburg, Germany to host 15th Arctic Shipping Summit on 4-5 December 2019
10:07 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $55.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.01% to $55.35
09:34 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,118 points
09:07 Damen wins UX Design Award for Human Machine Interface for Tugs
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning August, 23
08:07 World’s largest all-electric ferry completes its maiden trip

2019 August 22

18:04 Australian Maritime College and KONGSBERG eye potential for VR training with renewed support program
17:39 Nordic Engineering sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
17:04 DOF Subsea issues Financial Report for 2nd quarter of 2019
16:47 Karelia proposed construction of deep-water freight and passenger port Kem’
16:25 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:04 Navios Acquisition reports results for H1 2019
15:53 PJSC TransContainer reports its Financial Results under IFRS for 6M'2019
15:12 ReCAAP ISC has released Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
15:04 Essar Ports expects to meet 60 MT target for FY20
14:31 Höegh LNG announces interim results for the quarter and half year ended 30 June 2019
14:14 Peel Ports takes important step towards being Brexit ready
13:56 Yamal LNG shipped twenty million tons
13:35 Arctic block of Far East Investment and Export Agency headed by Dmitry Fishkin
13:13 Sea Machines successfully deploys industry’s first autonomous spill-response vessel
12:28 Fire onboard MV Pyotr Tchaikovsky kills one in Saint-Petersburg
12:13 Frontera Offshore and DOF Subsea join forces for the Subsea Construction and IMR Mexican market
11:31 Kalmar to enhance STS crane capabilities at EUROGATE Tanger
11:21 HELCOM publishes report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic Sea
10:59 HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary
10:35 Caterpillar Eurasia and Admiral Makarov University agreed on establishing a brand new up-to-date training center
10:10 Steps towards new treaty to protect marine biodiversity
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.41% to $60.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $55.47
09:20 Hapag-Lloyd announces changes of North Europe Mediterranean Express Service
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,061 points